Submariners, SEALS Join Forces on USS New Mexico

June 8, 2021 – Virginia-class submarine USS New Mexico (SSN 779) embarked members of the Navy Special Warfare community for scheduled interoperability exercises during a brief stop in Souda Bay June 4, 2021. The combined exercises demonstrate the ability to seamlessly integrate SEALS into existing Navy missions in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations to ensure global access, security,…

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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Conducts Interoperability Exercises During Phoenix Express 2021

May 28, 2021 – USS Hershel “Woody Williams (ESB-4) conducts interoperability exercises with Algerian, Egyptian, Moroccan, Spanish, and Tunisian Naval forces during the at-sea portion of exercise Phoenix Express in the Mediterranean Sea, May 25, 2021. “These exercises provide a great opportunity to demonstrate interoperability between our forces and further deepen our countries’ military-to-military relationship,” said Capt. Michael E. Concannon,…

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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams and Tunisian Navy Exercise Maritime Security Capabilities

November 25, 2020 – USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) and Tunisian Navy partners conducted joint maritime operations to enhance maritime security, critical lifesaving capabilities, force readiness, and Tunisia’s ability to protect its maritime borders, November 23-24. Hershel “Woody” Williams participated in a simulation of suspicious merchant activity that enabled partners at the Tunisian Regional Operation Centers to exercise their…

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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Arrives in Astakos, Greece

November 1, 2020 – The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) arrived in Astakos, Greece, Nov. 1 following a 43-day underway period supporting U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). The ship worked alongside North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Allies and partners participating in six maritime evolutions, one major multinational exercise, and at-sea refueling operations. “Our recent operations have shown…

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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams returns to Souda Bay

September 1, 2020 – The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), on a regularly scheduled deployment to the U.S. Naval Forces Africa area of responsibility, returned in port Souda Bay, Greece, for a routine logistics stop, Sep. 1, 2020. This is Hershel “Woody” Williams second visit to Souda Bay. The ship previously arrived in port Souda Bay,…

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